Jon is currently the instructor for walling workshops conducted in SA by the Dry Stone Walls Association of Australia. Jon has excellent walling skills and very effectively communicates these to a wide range of learners.
Thanks to JRM Stonework we were able to turn a bitumen car park into an inviting space where people are enticed to stop and further investigate the Lou Miranda Estate winery and facilities. Jon’s ability to take our rough sketches of the winery entrance and fully grasp the concept of what we wanted to achieve was excellent. A true craftsman, Jon worked with great care and diligence to ensure the stone walls and paths were completed to expected our expectation. Jon was able to match existing stonework so that the new area is a seamless extension with the old. Jon hasn’t just built a stone wall, he has created a space which enhances the look and feel of everything that we want to display in our outdoor environment.
I have known Jon for a short period of time and in my judgement as a person he shows pure integrity, skill and a great deal of passion. Jon is a true artist and a very skilled worker as a stone mason should be. I would highly recommend him and his work.
From our initial meeting, to the present day, I have found Jon to be honest and reliable. Nothing is too much trouble; no job too small. He is always easy to contact, whether by phone or email. He is able to offer creative ideas and his ability to use the site stone to construct functional and stylish walls and steps is second to none. I am especially impressed by my very unique letterbox and water feature, constructed from large single pieces of bluestone.
Jon has spent the last 2 weeks building a wall, a long, long wall in our backyard. After the first day I came home and saw his work I realised it wasn’t just a wall it was a form of art. Each piece designed to fit perfectly next to and on top of each other. Not only did Jon work tirelessly in all conditions he was also so pleasant and nothing was too hard, even when we kept adding things to his list. We have a large dog and Jon was diligent that when the fence was down she was away so she didn’t get out. I found him to be trustworthy leaving my home open to him every day without a second thought and a person of integrity. Lastly I would like to add that his prices for his standard of work our beyond reasonable ( don’t put them up we may want more work done).
Jon Moore is an artist in stonework. Recently I needed a small area of crazy-paving to be built next to a large area which has been down for about thirty years. The work was professionally accomplished with true craftsmanship and great attention to detail. It is exactly what I wanted.
I contacted JRM Stonework to give me some ideas on building a stone retaining wall for a raised garden bed. Jon gave me a call, arranged a time to come around and provided me with a quote. We worked through some ideas and made a plan and set a starting date. I was impressed with Jon’s work, he turned up on time and worked through regardless of the weather. The job was finished to a high standard and the boys kept the work site clean and tidy.I highly recommend JRM Stonework for any job needing to be done.
Having read Jon’s explanation about ‘Why dry stone’ and the testimonials we decided to ask JRM to build a dry stone wall in Kanmantoo Blue Stone at the front of our home. It was a huge task and we are absolutely delighted with a wall that has added so much character and charm to our home. Jon’s skills, professionalism and outstanding efforts have given us a beautiful and timeless dry stone wall that we will cherish forever. We wanted a welcoming wall that our friends and neighbour’s could sit on, have a chat and enjoy the garden. We now have it!Because Jon made it seem easy I almost forgot to mention the added complications in this task which included: a sloped block, re-welding & re-setting the original gate posts and accommodating both water and gas mains, which were in awkward positions. Jon managed these perfectly, despite the extra work they caused. We were very pleased with the cost of the wall and felt almost embarrassed by the end, given the effort & quality of workmanship, that it was so well priced.‘Thank you Jon’ is simply inadequate to express our sincere gratitude for such a unique wall. If you are reading this and want to come and see it, please do: 1 Ellesmere St Kensington Park “
JRM Stonework has been subcontracting to our landscaping business for over two years. Attention to detail, flexibility and a professional manner are reasons why we will continue to engage their services.
We were given Jon’s name by a client who had a dry stone wall constructed by Jon, and who felt he was a very good tradesperson. He was very efficient in supplying a quote, and following up with email communications in respect of our requested work. He undertook the reconstruction of our damaged and disintegrating wall in such a manner that it was much more robust than when first built. He ensured we had access to our property at all times, even though the wall was on our entry driveway. A neighbour commented that they could not tell where the old and the repaired section of the wall met, the reconstruction was done so well. So, many thanks for the excellent job Jon.
Neo Infrastructure was contracted by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources to upgrade the trails and amenities at the Lower Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens near Piccadilly, South Australia.Includes in the scope of works was the construction of 240 lineal metres of low basalt wall, construction of stone faced steps and basalt dry stacked retaining walls.Working to architectural concepts and engineering design parameters required the works to be both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.After an extensive search of the stonemasonry market inclusive of seeking references from prior clients, Neo Infrastructure engaged JRM Stonework to undertake the works.The selection of JRM Stonework proved to be the correct one. Jon Moore and his team were first class not only in the finished product quality but in the project delivery.Jon was able to discuss all facets of the works with both the engineers and architects to acheive a win win outcome for all. JRM were flexible in their delivery and worked in well with other trades on site to ensure a team approach in achieving the final outcome.As a company that relies on professional subcontractors to deliver, it is comforting to know JRM Stonework are out there. In such a specialised field as stonemasonry JRM have proven their capability to all stakeholders involved in the project.I would have no hesitation in recommending Jon and his team for any related works and look forward to working with JRM Stonework in the near future.
Jon provided a couteous, efficient and professional service with high quality craftsmanship. We are very pleased with our new stone walls. Thanks for a great job.
We recently engaged JRM Stonework to build retaining walls either side of our driveway and we have been delighted with the process and finished product. Jon is a true craftsman and his passion for working with stone was evident right from the start. JRM Stonework were reliable, communicated well, were flexible to change and additional work, kept the site tidy and contained and produced work that exceeded our expectations!
Thanks heaps, Jon. I’m very happy with the repairs. They fit in really well with the style of wall. I’ll certainly keep you in mind when we decide to have the other sections repaired.
We were lucky enough to find Jon’s website when we were looking for someone to rebuild a dry stone retaining wall in our back garden. We knew it was a job we couldn’t undertake ourselves, to say we are are happy with the finished result is an understatement. Family & friends are very impressed !! The wall looks fantastic & will be the centrepiece of our back garden once our planting etc is complete. It’s obvious Jon & his team are true craftsmen & take pride in their work, we were surprised that all work was done manually without any machinery being used. The fact that they left the area completely clean & tidy after was an added bonus & shows their professionalism. We would most certainly recommend JRM Stonework to anyone needing this type of work.
I live on a steep block in the foothills and was looking for a set of stone stairs to be installed down to our back yard. JRM was recommended to me by another landscaper and Jon quickly came around to quote the job. He offered a very reasonable price and he and his team did an amazing job of turning a dirt slope into a very attractive path, giving us access to the bottom of our block. My wife and I got along really well with Jon and his team. They are extremely polite and friendly, are passionate about what they do and show a general interest in helping you.
Thank you so much for completing the dry stone work for us at Coromandel East. You have created a work of art and we will treasure it. It ties in seamlessly with our landscape and our self- catering accommodation, Bimbimbie Hideaway, and also with our heritage dry stone walls in the valley area of our property. We enjoyed having your team building such beautiful walls and path to our special area. We found you and your workers to be very friendly, good communicators and extremely neat.It was an extra bonus that you filled in behind the walls with organic loam. These extra touches are most appreciated.You are welcome to put pictures of your creativity at our property up on your website.
We had just completed building our house and contacted Jon about a dry wall for retaining and to add a feature to our front yard. All dealings with Jon were easy and professional. He was always prompt and reliable which gave us peace of mind that the job would be done to a professional standard. The overall finished product exceeded our expectations and has added character to our new home. We would definitely recommend Jon and his team.
I emailed JRM Stonework to discuss my plans for some stone walls and crazy paving. I had a vague idea as to what i wanted but needed someone with experience to tease out what was possible, what it would cost and what were the options. My first positive impression was that Jon replied to my email enquiry within a short time frame. We organised for a site visit to discuss my ideas and he helped me clarify what I was imagining for the garden project. I found him to be friendly and easy to talk to. Jon and his team worked on the walls and crazy paving for over a month. He was always on time, easy to communicate with and was very obliging to the changes I asked for along the way. Both Jon and his team did a fantastic job and I could not be happier with the final result. It was all done with care, precision and complete professionalism. I could go away, leave them to the job and always find that they had treated the site with care. Jon is a perfectionist in what he does. He has very high work standards and was committed to providing me the client with quality workmanship from go to woe.The stone walls are beautiful. The garden lighting on them at night really accentuates the beautiful hand picked stone. The crazy paving looks amazing, complementing the old bungalow home. Every time I look at the back garden I am so impressed with what has been done.I am so pleased with Jon’s work that I have started planning for him to return to start on the front garden. I must admit that getting work done can sometimes be a bit scary, but my experience with JRM Stonework was a complete pleasure. I have no hesitation in recommending JRM Stonework to anyone who wants a great job done to a very high standard. Thank you Jon for making the whole process stress free at all times.